Imotski – Villas with Private Pool

Although it has been in the shadows from the coast, Dalmatian Zagora is no doubt an ever-growing attraction. It has many natural beauties, cultural heritage, and overwhelming gastronomy. For tourists that are looking for peace and relaxation, those who want active tourism, clean air, and beautiful nature it might be the perfect place for their next holiday. 

The advantage of staying in this part of Croatia is that you have peace and privacy. Still, you are close to all the essential tourist centres Split, Dubrovnik, Makarska and Mostar in BiH, that will provide you with fun, summer crowds, numerous attractions and events. Below we present our villas where you can comfortably stay in luxury villa. 

Villa Glorija 

This beautiful and spacious villa is located in a small village Grubine near historic town Imotski. Location and surroundings will provide you with the combination of a peaceful environment and pristine nature with proximity to the sea of 20 km. Villa Gloria offers accommodation for nine guests in 5 large and fully equipped bedrooms. There are two fully equipped bathrooms. On the ground floor is a guest toilet. The large garden features a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by sun-loungers. There are volleyball and badminton court, large children’s playground, gym, table tennis, four private parking spaces, and an outdoor grill area. Read more 

Villa Estera

If you are in search of an authentic experience of nature, peace, and comfort, you will find an absolute gem in this magnificent villa Estera located in a small village Grubine near town Imotski. Interior of the villa is fully furnished, and it can accommodate 12 guests in 6 bedrooms and the living room there is pull out sofa. There are two fully equipped bathrooms. Large living room equipped with a flat-screen TV with SAT programs, fireplace, dining area, and wireless internet that covers whole property and pool area. The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and microwave. Outdoor is a large swimming pool (40 m2) surrounded with six sunbeds. There is a grill area for preparing lovely dishes and a children’s playground with mini football goals. Read more

Private and luxury villas

Private and luxury villas in Croatia

Trends in tourism are changing, so it is essential for travelers to have a relaxing vacation in privacy. Because of this, private and luxury villas are very popular as an option for guest accommodation.

When you book a vacation in a villa, you have the whole property just for yourself, and you have the guaranteed peace. If you have plenty of large pools and beaches, expensive food and the hustle and bustle, then private villas are an excellent choice for you.

Whether you choose to vacation with family, friends or even a business trip the private villa will provide you with an unforgettable and individual experience. Today’s villas offer a complete experience. They usually have their swimming pools, gyms, and even saunas. You can swim, sunbathe and exercise without unique views and noisy neighbors. If you go on a journey with children, there are often children’s playgrounds with amenities, so children will not be bored.

The advantage is that you determine the schedule for yourself when you are doing and what you are doing. You do not have to worry about letting you have breakfast or lunch. You eat when you want and what you want. You can prepare food yourself, and you can rent chefs. A unique atmosphere offers outdoor barbecues by the pool, where you can organize unforgettable social gatherings.

When it comes to price, it is a misconception that such a type of accommodation has a high price. Depending on the size of the group you travel with, the cost per person is usually lower than in a luxury hotel. For that value, you get a lot more space, privacy, peace and all the additional content included in the price.

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National Park – Krka

National Park – Krka

In the Šibenik-Knin County, the National park Krka is located on the surface area of 109 km2. It has been declared a National park in 1985 and has been named after the river Krka, which is also part of this park. Well-known for the plethora of lakes and waterfalls, its beauties are best explored during the spring or summer when you can swim there as well. River Krka has seven waterfalls, and the most visited one is Skradinski Buk. Apart from being the most popular one, it’s also the highest waterfall and is available for sightseeing throughout the whole year. The mills converted into the souvenir shops, or exhibition spaces are especially appealing. There are also numerous pathways and bridges that provide comfortable and safe walks. From the Skradinski Buk, you can go on a day trip to the Visovac island, which is considered as one of Croatia’s most important natural and cultural values. The Visovac monastery and church are located on this island, both of which have an essential archeological collection, a collection of pottery and an extensive library.

The educational trail, filled with educational content is located within the park. It’s 8,5 km long, and it’s open throughout the year and its an excellent addition for all nature lovers.

Within this trail, the cave Oziđana is located. The cave that contains the archeological collection. This is the place of an exceptional natural, cultural and historical value. Also, the Roški waterfall is worth visiting for its vast waterfall basin, consisting of 22,5 m high waterfalls, this is the place of unspoiled, beautiful nature.

Krka monastery is a spiritual center for Orthodox Christians located on the river Krka itself. Apart from the monastery, there’s also a church and catacombs open for visitors. The monastery can be visited through organized ship transportation from the Roški waterfall. The highest, and according to many – the most beautiful waterfall on the river Krka is Manojlovački waterfall, with small fields and grasslands located around it. During the high tides, waterfalls in rainbow colors. Visitors can also enjoy ethnic monuments and get accustomed to the customs of this area. The presented traditions include grain grinding, washing, and weaving of the bags, floor mats, forging the horseshoes, sowing, plowing and cooking. For everyone who wants to bring the small part of this beauty with him/her, there’s a souvenir shop where you can buy various souvenirs. National park Krka is abundant with numerous natural attractions that’ll take your breath away, so we strongly recommend you to come here and visit the park. The possibilities are endless, and we can guarantee you a perfect vacation in our villas

Ivan, Josip, and Nar.

Croatian cuisine and specialties – Traditional mixture with modern spices

Croatian cuisine and specialties

One of the main reasons why visitors fell in love with Croatia is its cuisine. Along with all-natural beauties, the kitchen gives a unique flavor and joy for everyone who visits this beautiful country.

Cuisine and geography are mutually intertwined and connected in Croatia. Mediterranean ingredients and the way of preparing the food are appreciated as one of the healthiest and tastiest in the world, while the cuisine of the continental part of Croatia consists of a more caloric and fattier, meat-based food. Numerous Croatian festivities and all significant events are connected with and accompanied by the food.

Regarding the cuisine of Istra and Kvarner, it’s mostly based on fish and seafood, and it’s abundant with herbs and aromatic herbs, as well as high-quality olive oil. The most valuable species that can be found here are the Lim bay shrimps, squids, and clams. Also, we have to mention excellent prosciutto usually served with cheese and olives, fish soup, boiled shrimps, white and black risotto. The special place in Istrian cuisine is reserved for truffles – highly valued and expensive wild mushroom. It also has the appreciation days called „Natura tartufi.“ Lovran (maroon) chestnuts, the best chestnuts in Croatia have their appreciation days as well. These chestnuts are the essence of numerous delicious specialties. A nice drink is required along all that delicious food, so it’s no wonder that this region offers excellent wines. We’ll mention a few. Istrian malmsey is the best to match for the fish menu, while the red meat should be followed with the Teran wine. The Muscat is best served with desserts.

The cuisine in Dalmatia and on the islands is based on light cooking process, mainly on water or grilled. It mostly consists of fish, olive oil, vegetables, and wild herbs. Because of those ingredients, this cuisine is considered super healthy. Dalmatian wines, olive oil, and salty olives are valued since old ages.

The distinctive features of this are fresh sea fish (common dentex, sea bass, mackerel, sardines, etc.), mollusks (squids, cuttlefish, and octopus), crabs and clams, prepared in various ways, grilled, in a soup or as a risotto. When it comes to meat, the prosciutto takes a top place spot on, especially Drnis prosciutto.

It’s mostly served with goat cheese and olives. The lamb is also highly valued here, especially boiled or roasted. Dalmatian stew or pasticada (beef stew) with gnocchi are also must try specialties. From the vegetable dishes, the most famous one is chives with potatoes, roasted vegetables, and tomato sauce. Neretva valley, Triki and Cetina basin are also abundant with river fish, frogs, eels and river crabs. Dalmatian deserts are, and their simplicity is the exact reason why it wins hearts of so many people, and they’re mostly made out of Mediterranean fruits, dried figs, raisins, almonds, and honey.

Mountain region of Croatia (Gorski Kotar) and Lika are characterized by the foods distinctive to the mountain, forest and pasture lifestyles. In most cases, the food is boiled or roasted on an open fire. The everyday dishes mostly contain continental products, such as polenta, boiled or cooked potato, sauerkraut, beans, and extraordinary cheeses and milk. Like lamb, mutton and venison are world famous meats. This area is abundant with mushrooms and wild herbs. Most famous drinks are rakija (brandy-like drink), plum rakija and other rakijas made from fruits or ones mixed with honey. Numerous tasty meals characterize northwestern part of Croatia. It mostly consists of pasta, dairy products, and vegetables. The bread is baked using corn and barley, and cookies are very similar to the bread itself (buhtla, walnut loaf, and donuts…). In Medimurje, you should try polenta with blood sausages, in the Zagorje, you should try turkey with mlinci and in Posdravina and Moslavina – roasted carp.

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Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and the most visited national park in Croatia. It’s located in the mountain region of Croatia, between the Mala Kapela on the west and the Plješevica (of Lika) on the southeast. It’s packed with breathtaking views, which are rightfully a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It consists of 16 lakes, which are split on 12 upper and four lower lakes. High lakes are faster and more indented, while lower ones are drilled into the tight, steep slopes canyon.

These lakes end with impressive waterfalls, where the Korana river starts. During the sunny days, lakes boast with surreal turquoise scenery, lots of water and waterfalls, while being distinctively impressive in a different way during the winter – spectacular frozen waterfalls and lakes and the white cover will leave everyone breathless.
The national park is open during the whole year, and it offers numerous tours, bicycling, mountaineering, skiing, and sledding. Considering Lika being famous for its excellent cuisine, there are numerous restaurants where you can taste local Lika specialties within the Park.

Near and within the park, there are numerous accommodation options available – hotels, camps, and apartments, but also households that offer accommodation near the Lika’s forests.
Although it’s hard to describe the beauty of this national park accurately, it’s one of the most beautiful natural riches in the world. Therefore, we would recommend visiting it at any time of the year.

Dalmatian Zagora or Dalmatian Inland – Newly Discovered Croatian Beauty

Dalmatian Zagora

Although it has been in the shadows from the coast, Dalmatian Zagora is no doubt an ever growing attraction. It has many natural beauties, cultural heritage, and overwhelming gastronomy.

Unexplored and mysterious at the very beginning. Dalmatian Zagora just started to make a stand in modern Croatian tourism.

The year round offer makes it interesting for tourists. Tourists that are looking for peace and relaxation. Those who want active tourism, clean air, and beautiful nature, Dalmatian Zagora might be the perfect place for their next holiday. This affordable and easily accessible destination offers a rich past that reminds us of cultural events and local manifestations. Also, it is known for its wines and good local food, traditional specialties, and cheerful and friendly hosts.

Nearby is Split airport; beautiful beaches are half an hour drive by car. Plenty of other tourist attractions that depend only on guests taste are also near. Dalmatian Zagora is also close to Bosnia and Herzegovina with Medjugorje and city Mostar.

Check out our holiday homes in Dalmatian Zagora

Villa Estera, Villa Glorija, Villa Katuni 

Lun – Hidden Part of Island Pag

In the northeast part of the island, Pag lies little town called Lun, a unique place in Croatia. But also unique in the world. Untouched nature and millennia-old olive groves surround Lun. Olive groves in Lun have the unique shape of wood intertwined with a stone that makes each tree unique and different from each other.

This unique olive grove is made up of more than 80,000 olive trees that proudly defend from wind “burn“, sun, sea, salt, and water. The most interesting olive grove has over 1500 wild olive trees, “Olea oleaster Lines,” with a flaky olive branch.

Among these natural and self-serving olives, the oldest has over 1,600 years. Since no owner has his olive tries together, for the past decades, they have been marked by different signs and colors.

The olive oil gained in this area is one of the best olive oils in the world – mostly for its quality and unique flavor.

So far only a few roads signs have been placed as well as macadam road where thousands of people have passed. This is the place unique in every segment, and it sends you back in biblical times because all of that, this exclusive area of island Pag was proclaimed as “protected botanical reserve” in 1963.

Villa Old Olive

  • Guests: 8
  • Size: 200m²

Villa Old Olive is surrounded by beautiful and old olive tree gardens that are primary characteristics of this historical village.

Prices start at: 613 per night

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